Genius flight attendant hotel room trick to create black-out blinds – 'solid gold tip'

Victoria Leigh is a flight attendant based in California. She posts her travel tips and insights into cabin crew life to her 81.4k followers on her TikTok account @thevictorialeighproject.

One wrote: “I just had that problem at a hotel, used your tip, and my husband thought I was brilliant.”

One commenter struggled with the tip and said: “I tried this but it didn’t work the curtains were too heavy. They keep them open so you don’t sleep in.”

Victoria responded: “Oh no! Maybe try a couple of them? They definitely don’t mess around with check-out times.”

Flight attendants have spent decades travelling, in some cases. They are, therefore, uniquely positioned to dispense travel advice.

Here are a number of tips dispensed by flight attendants.

Don’t drink the hot drinks

A number of online hacks from flight attendants urged travellers not to drink the hot water on flights.

One such flight attendant, who goes by Cierra Mist, said: “Unless we’re super desperate, we will not drink the coffee or tea that’s supplied on the plane.

“The water that we use for the coffee and the tea comes from the same spot, and guess what, it never gets cleaned.”

Always be able to find your luggage

Flight attendant Cici posts her travel expertise to her TikTok account cici_inthesky.

She suggested using an AirTag to stay on top of the location of your luggage.

Cici said: “AirTag is a super-easy way to keep track of your stuff. Attach one to your keys, and slip another in your backpack.

“And just like that, they’re on your radar in the Find My app, where you can also track down your Apple devices and keep up with friends and family.”

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